Congratulations! Oh mother, your baby is now considered a full term baby, even though your due date is three weeks away. Only five percent of babies are born on their due date. Most babies won’t be coming for three to five more weeks for first time mothers but if your baby decides to come out now, his lungs will most likely be ready to breathe on his own outside the womb. The baby has already passed the 6th month of gestation wherein the lungs become mature enough to produce surfactant—the fluid that prevents tension in the lungs. The baby is now very much welcome to the world. Hush, because the baby may be ready to come out anytime soon. A little patience will do the trick. Continue reading
Smoking has been popular regardless of the gender of the smoker. More and more women nowadays are smoking or are exposed to second hand smoking. Below are the 10 reasons why a pregnant woman should quit smoking during pregnancy but it is always ideal not to go back to the bad habit after bearing the child because smoking for lactating mothers can be dangerous to the breast feeding baby because of the numerous toxins cigarettes have. Continue reading
The surgical removal of the womb or the uterus is called Hysterectomy. Adjacent parts of the female reproductive system such as the fallopian tubes and ovaries may be also included in some other types of hysterectomy.
Like in most mammals, the uterus is the house that nurtures the unborn baby until it reaches the proper time to be delivered into the world. It is a pear-shaped organ and is a major hormone responsive reproductive sex organ of females. The uterus functions to accept the fertilized ovum of which passes through fallopian tube from the ovaries. It is where the fertilized ovum is implanted on the thick musculature of the endometrium to be nourished and wait its time to complete gestation. Continue reading